The word for the day is definitely a word I had never heard before: bromide.
Bromide (BROH-myde/Noun)- A bromide is a commonplace or hackneyed statement or idea.
An example of its use:
His speech had nothing more to offer than the usual bromides about how everyone needs to work together.
“A banal bromide like ‘trust the science’ helps neither science nor the public in the long run. The key is effective communication: neither proselytizing nor bland recitation of the facts.” — Cory Franklin, The Wyoming County (Pennsylvania) Press Examiner, 9 Dec. 2020
I don’t usually get political, but this word provoked all kind of emotions.
Think for Yourself
How you tell me
This bullshit bromide like “trust me, I know best”
Do you think I don’t see
These politicians lie
Serving their own needs
on what we feed
Don’t follow like sheep
In your own mind keep
Using the facts and not follow blindly
This they don’t want to hear
Thinking for yourself they fear
For these bromide statements you see
Will keep you from being free
© Chris Chonos